Not having been to Australia, having a friend there for the last decade has taught me a great deal about Australian culture in general, and Australia speak in particular. Many of the expressions used by Aussies can be considered slang. For example, “pressies” is slang for presents; “preggers” means pregnant, and “bangers and mash” are sausages and potatoes. In their world of online gambling, “online pokies” is the term used for slots.
In fact, Aristocrat is the premier company, based in Australia, who is the leading manufacturer of slot machines. Their innovations are well-known around the world, and you can find these slot machines in any Vegas casino. Moreover, many of the land-based slot machines variations can be found at online casinos.
Aristocrat produces slot machines that incorporate the same number of reels, paylines, bonus games, free spins, and progressive jackpots. Let’s take each category and apply an online slot machine you may have played or has become a favorite among online slot players. Note that some of the slots we are highlight may fall into two categories: multi-line with free spins and bonus slots.
Known as the classic slots with one or more paylines, one of the more popular 3-reel slots is Birds of Paradise Slots. With one payline and three symbols, this can be considered a traditional online pokie that does not have any bonus features, but does provide hours of fun.
There are literally thousands of multi-line slots incorporating 5-reels and 5 or more paylines, with or without free spins. Some examples of this are: Eastern Dragon Slots, a 5-reel, 20 payline slots with wilds, scatters, and a free spins bonus round. Magic Monkey Slots is a 5-reel, 25-payline slot with a free spins bonus round only. Cool Bananas Slots is a 5-reel, 25 payline slots with a wild and scatter symbol and a free spins bonus round. Conversely, Gladiator’s Gold Slots is a 5-reel, 5-payline video slot with no bonus features.
In the bonus slots category, the slots may have 5 reels and multiple paylines and feature wilds, scatters, and one or more bonus rounds. Cool Bananas Slots, although considered a multi-line slot, does feature a free spins bonus round. Mermaid’s Quest Slots is a bonus video slot with 5-reels and 9 paylines featuring wilds, scatters, and two bonus rounds. The Reel Deal Slots is a bonus video slot game with 5 reels and 20 paylines, featuring wilds, scatters, and two bonus rounds. Cleopatra’s Pyramid Slots is a 5-reel, 20-payline bonus video slot with wilds, scatters, and two bonus rounds. Cleopatra’s Coin Slots is a 5-reel, 15 payline bonus video slots with wilds, scatters, and two bonus rounds.
In the progressive slots category, you can have a multiple combination of multi-line, and a free spins bonus round. An example would be Cleopatra’s Gold Slots. A 5-reel, 20 payline bonus progressive slot with wilds, scatters, and a free spins bonus round.
As you can see from these examples of online pokies, they come in a variety of variations, with some overlapping each other in bonus features. Online pokies with two bonus rounds will invariably have one free spins bonus round and the main bonus game that designates it as a bonus slot.
The next time you play online pokies, Golden Slots hopes that your gaming experience produces “big bickies” – that’s Australian for lots of money!